Technical Assistance Center

CGRS provides free expert consultation, litigation resources, and training to attorneys and advocates working with asylum seekers. Scroll down for more information on how to access assistance.

Access assistance
Access litigation resources - practice advisories, country conditions information, sample briefs, and more - to support your case.
Find an expert witness
Search our database of country specialists and health professionals who provide expert testimony in asylum cases.
Attend a training
Learn about and register for CGRS’s upcoming trainings and webinars.
How our TA Program Works

CGRS's TA Library is provided free and on-demand at any time on our website. Our program is made possible by the contributions of our users. By reporting outcomes and submitting sample materials, you can help us provide better quality assistance to other advocates.

Submit a Case

To access the TA Library, you will need to fill out a case intake form. The form requests basic information about the fear-of-return case you are working on. The information you provide informs the resources you will receive and provides CGRS staff with important data that helps us assist you with your case, so ensure that the details are accurate and descriptive.

Submit a Case
Use the TA Library

Once you have filled out the form, you will be automatically redirected to a curated resource library containing all of our currently-available litigation support materials, including country conditions research, universal expert declarations, sample materials, practice advisories, and more. Use the filters on the left side of the library to navigate. You can also access the TA Library for all prior-submitted cases on your My Account page.

Use the Resource Library
Search the Expert Witness Database

CGRS's Expert Witness Database is a free, searchable repository of referrals for country conditions, medical, and mental health experts. Navigate the database using filters on the left side, and view expert profiles to learn more about their qualifications and contact information.

Search the Expert Witness Database
Attend a Training

CGRS regularly holds and participates in events and trainings in California and around the country and internationally to increase awareness, knowledge, and expertise on refugee law and policy and human rights. Our events and trainings are generally open to the public, including attorneys, government officials, human rights advocates, social service providers, law and undergraduate students, media and others. See upcoming opportunities at the link below, and check back often, as we are regularly scheduling new trainings.

Attend a Training
Report Your Case Outcome

Help support CGRS's work and other advocates by reporting an outcome in your fear-of-return case! CGRS collects case outcomes to inform our TA material creation, advocacy, and impact litigation. Additionally, our outcomes help us track and respond to adjucation trends nationwide. Learn more about how to report an outcome below.

Report Your Case Outcome
Other TA Program Links
Register for an account
New users need to register for an account before accessing all of CGRS's services.
How to access TA
Step-by-step instructions on all parts of CGRS's TA program: registering a case, reporting outcomes, accessing expert referrals, and more.
Get answers to frequently asked questions
Our FAQ contains answers to frequent questions regarding accessing TA, using the TAL, and more.
Submit new resources to the TAL
Our TA program is made possible by the generous contributions of attorneys. We always welcome new resource submissions from your cases.